Quotations on Information

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That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Science, Information, Today, Understanding)

It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.
- Edmond About
(Keywords: Men, Country, Information, Opinions, Question, states)

Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Cause, Company, Information, Problems)

The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Democracy, Information, Secrecy, Silence)

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Legal, Knowledge, Desire, Information, Law, Order, Writers)

The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Keywords: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
- Todd Akin
(Keywords: Fact, Information, May, Now)

With such compelling information, the question is why haven't we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking, Information, Question)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Failure, Victory, Help, Information, Play)

I said in court a long time ago that I didn't see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Time, Court, Information, states, United)

I'd like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I've been coming here, I've met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: People, Beginning, Cooperation, Courtesy, Information, Years)

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but using the concept of order just the same are evident if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Consequences, Information, Order, Present, Theory)

My research, even before 1972, moved in directions beyond those cited for the Nobel Memorial Prize. Most of it, in one way or another, deals with information as an economic variable, both as to its production and as to its use.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow
(Keywords: Deals, Information, Production, Research)

Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Action, Information, Leading, Reform)

Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Hope, Effort, Information, Question, Reform, World)

We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Legal, Information, Mail, News, Public, Talking)

That's a problem. I mean, like any sort of growing startup organization, we are sort of overwhelmed by our growth. And that means we're getting enormous quantity of whistleblower disclosures of a very high caliber, but don't have enough people to actually process and vet this information.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: People, Growth, Information, Quantity)

When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.
- Sherman Austin
(Keywords: Computers, Information, Literature)

About five, six FBI agents walked into the courthouse and arrested me. They said I was being arrested for distribution of information related to explosives over the Internet.
- Sherman Austin
(Keywords: Being, Information, Internet)

It was called the Reclaim Guide. It was just a general protest guide that went over security culture and stuff like that. A small portion of that guide dealt with explosives information.
- Sherman Austin
(Keywords: Culture, Information, Protest, Security)

The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Technology, Books, Humanity, Information, Reason, Word)

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Technology, People, Information, Potential, Sense, Want)

I have lots of sources of information about what's going on at the company. I think I have a pretty good pulse on where we are and what people are thinking.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: People, Company, Information, Pretty, Thinking)

The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest.
- Albert Barnes
(Keywords: God, Soul, Bible, Desire, Information, Questions, Rest)

The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Age, Sex, Eye, Information, Security)

News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Fact, Influence, Information, May, News, Talk)

This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear.
- Steve Bartlett
(Keywords: People, Fear, Being, Information, Result)

I think it could be the biggest information problem that we face. 'If somebody is abroad and they even mention the name of an American citizen, bang, off goes the tap, and no more information is collected.
- Charles F. Bass
(Keywords: American, Information, Name)

Reports also suggest that Ernst and Young and other large tax preparation firms are sending tax returns overseas for processing. But the IRS has no control over tax information once it's been sent to India or another country.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Control, Country, Tax, Information, Preparation)

The IRS is currently considering a rule that would make it easier for tax preparers to disclose the private information contained in tax returns - including name, address, Social Security number, employer, income, and charitable donations.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Tax, Income, Information, Name, Security)

Even the best data security systems can't protect private taxpayer information from entrepreneurial foreign businesses than can make huge profits selling U.S. taxpayer information.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Selling, Information, Security)

Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Action, Information, Problems, Visions, World)

There is a profound difference between information and meaning.
- Warren G. Bennis
(Keywords: Difference, Information, Meaning)

The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
- Carl Bernstein
(Keywords: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised.
- Carl Bernstein
(Keywords: Fear, Environment, First, Information, May, Pressure, Questions, Will)

In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Age, Science, Time, Growth, Building, Forget, Information, Innovation)

People think of us as an information distributor because that's how they relate to the Internet. But most of the time people already have pretty well established opinions.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Time, People, Information, Internet, Opinions, Pretty)

High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa'ida organization that was attacking this country.
- Dennis C. Blair
(Keywords: Country, Information, Understanding, Value)

The majority of information I gave police was about my wife and her family, which is what they wanted.
- Robert Blake
(Keywords: Family, Wife, Information, Majority, Police)

It was to do with information management. The intention was to dramatise it.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: Management, Information, Intention)

Judy, we think that since the 11th of September, 2001, we've faced a similar heightened threat level. And we've been enhancing both the exchange of intelligence and security information and the assessment of that information, because that's the crucial element.
- David Blunkett
(Keywords: Intelligence, Information, Security)

Considering the amount of information we're bombarded by, it's amazing if a song can transcend time.
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: Time, Information, Song)

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Communication, Freedom, Information, Internet, Tools)

In an effort to provide my constituents with information on how they can make contributions to a number of relief and humanitarian organizations, I have posted a short list of these groups and contact numbers on my Internet website.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Effort, Information, Internet, Numbers)

I don't know whether I'm, like, jumping the gun but it's possible that in the future we may be able to use the information that we can't receive at the moment.
- Sean Booth
(Keywords: Future, Information, May)

I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Home, Intelligence, Medical, People, American, Community, Information, Law, Military, professionals)

I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices based on limited information.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Choices, Information, Right)



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